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The Words
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Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid
Clay Hammond
John Hannah John Hannah
Richard Ford
Jeremy Irons Jeremy Irons
The Old Man
Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper
Rory Jansen
Zoe Saldana Zoe Saldana
Dora Jansen
Vito DeFilippo Vito DeFilippo
New York Apartment Doorman
Michael McKean Michael McKean
Nelson Wylie
Lucinda Davis Lucinda Davis

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Brian Klugman Brian Klugman
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Lee Sternthal Lee Sternthal
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5 years, 9 months ago at Jan 6 14:12
1 vote
One of the best movies, I have seen till todate. Although the ratings of movie is not that high, but I loved every moment of this movie.

Story of a person who loves "The Words" more than the woman who inspired him to write those words. Writers who had a passion to write, while one lost all in the cause, while other make fortune on the expense of some ones else work with a deep remor... read more


4 years, 9 months ago at Jan 14 2:12
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A great version of the question "what is the price of fame?" Well acted, but the three parallel plot lines became a little distracting and the Dennis Quaid/Olivia Wilde sub-plot seemed rather pointless in the end.

Read the novel by watching 'The Words'

4 years, 10 months ago at Dec 17 12:56
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Almost a masterpiece and one of best movie from the year 2012. These kinda movies won't make into Oscar, that's really a shame. There is some controversy like the plot was similar to a German movie which was also adapted from a novel 'Lila Lila'. I have not seen that movie nor read a novel so I just loved this movie.

The story had multiple layers from different eras and it was well ... read more
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After finding a brilliant unpublished book in an old briefcase, wannabe writer Rory Jansen decides to claim it's his work -- but his choice sets events in motion that have him facing an ethical quandary he could never have expected.
Release date: 7 September 2012
Tags: 2012 (4), Drama (3), Romance (3), 2010s (2), 2014 (1), Writers (1), Benaroya Pictures (1), Also Known As Pictures (1), (1), Plagiarism (1), Storytelling (1), Paris (1), NYC (1), Critically Bashed (1)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years ago

An average movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since there was a nice cast involved, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, eventually, it turned out to be a decent watch but it never managed to really blow me away though. I mean, the whole thing definitely had some potential but it wasn't very well developed. The first issue was that there were just too many different layers to this story. In fact, each layer had some interesting elements but they didn't work very well together. Another issue is that even though it deals with writers and the writing process, I don't think this movie is actually for people who really read a lot. Basically, all the characters kept saying that it was a great book, even one of the best books ever written but, to be honest, I never had the feeling t” read more

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